Leipzig Games Convention 2008 News

Leipzig: Sony officially announces PSP-3000

Sony has finally confirmed reports of a new PlayStation Portable iteration. Dubbed the PSP-3000, the updated handheld will include a couple of new features and be sold in eight bundles across PAL regions.

So what’s new? The LCD screen has received an upgrade, allowing it to display brighter colours and better image quality. In addition, it’ll feature an in-built microphone to push the PSP as a communications device using Go!Messenger and Skype.

And that’s about it. Definitely not as big a leap from PSP 1000 to 2000 (Slim & Lite), but perhaps a way to earn a few more customers who have been sitting on the fence. The updated PSP will be released in Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand on October 15. It’ll be bundled with one game for €199.

For North America, it’ll arrive on October 14 in two bundles. The first will include Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters, whilst the second will throw in a 4GB memory stick and a PSN voucher for Everyday Shooter for a retail price of $199.